The hills are a vivid purple with the heather in flower at this time of year. An August walk in the Pentlands is punctuated with the blooms of the old-fashioned hill grasses and herbs. Look carefully for tasty wild blaeberries to pick and lucky white heather!
On the farm, the sheep are gathered. The first of the lambs off to market and wool is packed off to Galashiels for grading and sale.
AUGUST AVAILABILITY AT EASTSIDE
Stable Cottage (sleeps 2) available 1st - 2nd, 9th - 16th & 23rd - 31st August 2019
Steading Cottage (sleeps 4) available 1st - 2nd & 9th - 31st August 2019
Byre Cottage (sleeps 6) available 1st - 2nd, 9th - 16th & 23rd - 31st August 2019
Woodshed (sleeps 2) available 1st - 31st August 2019
What's on around Edinburgh in August?
Edinburgh comes alive with street performances, pop up bars, cafés and venues. Both the Edinburgh Festival Fringe & Edinburgh International Festival run along side each other offering entertainment from opera and orchestra to dance, comedy, and circus!
Edinburgh Art Festival | until the 25th August 2019
Edinburgh Festival Fringe | 2nd - 26th August 2019
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo | 2nd - 24th August 2019
Edinburgh International Festival : Including the Finale Fireworks Concert, not to be missed! | 2nd - 26th August 2019
Edinburgh International Book Festival | 10th - 26th August 2019
Midstock Festival | TBC
A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex: Palace of Holyrood | throughout August 2019
Russia, Royalty & the Romanovs | throughout August 2019
Jupiter Artland | throughout August 2019
Foodie finds & dining events
Read our 'Best lunch spots in and around Edinburgh' article for delicious lunch & brunch inspiration!
Edinburgh Festival Wheel
From the beginning of August the iconic red and white ferris wheel returns to Princes Street Gardens in the heart of Edinburgh. Get a different view of Edinburgh from 42m in the air!
Bushcraft & foraging
Bushcraft and survival skills day course : Dalkeith Country park | 10th August 2019
Forage walk & first aid with plants workshop | 11th August 2019
Tough Mudder 5k Edinburgh | TBC
Musselburgh Racecourse : Family Day | 9th August 2019
Scottish Ceilidh dancing
Edinburgh Ceilidh Club |(with callers for beginners) every Tuesday